2016 BA LLB (Hons), NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
States: Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat
Cities: Chandigarh, Delhi, Bangalore
Languages: English, Hindi, Odia
Dipankar is a graduate of Law from NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad. At IIHS, Dipankar works on projects related to land governance and regulation, and assists with urban research and higher education regulatory support. Prior to his current engagement with IIHS, Dipankar has worked with the Land Records Management Project as an intern.
The Land Records Management project at IIHS encompassed work across several states, in various time frames. Dipankar has worked on land records modernisation efforts in five Indian states of Karnataka, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat. This project involved a background study of the legal-institutional terrain as well as an analysis of the effectiveness of current and ongoing land record reform programmes and e-governance initiatives, their linkages to planning and the technologies in use. Further, he has also worked on a detailed study of land records modernisation and e-Governance initiatives in Maharashtra, covering the rural, peri-urban and urban continuum.
More recently, he has also been associated with the IIHS Centre for Land Governance. The Centre focuses on research, training and capacity building on issues around land administration under the Land Records and Land Governance Project. This follows the completion of the first multi-state independent land records review and assessment in 2014-15 that covered the rural, peri-urban and urban continuum. It supports curriculum building through integration of land governance into key teaching programmes at IIHS
His other research interest areas include gender, sexuality and space, and development studies.